I Am Determined ~
Determine to stay right on track …. Determine to avoid any obstacle that tries to alter your faith …. The devil is very tricky, and it can be very easy to become discouraged in your faith walk. Make sure you recognize the evil trickery for what it is … the devil’s schemes to draw you away from God and put you in a defeated mindset …. As it is written, “the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” (Hebrews 10:38) and we also know that “whatsoever is not of faith is sin” (Romans 14:23), so if you allow doubt, despair, fear, or discouragement to settle in then you are walking in sin and not faith ….
Therefore, do not give the enemy control of your life, by becoming discouraged with God. That is exactly what the devil is trying to trick you to do. Instead … stand up strong and rebuke the devil. Scream out loud … telling that ol’ devil to be gone!
“Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7) …. Then it’s like, poof – be gone!
Pray to God constantly: “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and He will answer. He is ready for you to seek His help at ALL times. You have the power to take control of the negative and turn it into positive. Remember, God has given us the free will to choose our own destiny with the power of choice. Simply stated … there is Light and there is dark….there is Life and there is death….there is His way, or your way …. Choose to seek the power of God’s Light; the love, the hope, the joy, and the peace that God is waiting to pour down on you!
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Ephesians 6:10-13)
Stand therefore …..
“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. But exhort (encourage) one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.”
Stand therefore … Be determined …. Be strong … God is with us ….